Page 35 – kept him warm and fed him certain healing herbs (Artists and Illustrators)

Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

This page is filled with illuminations. In the first paragraph we have only two. The first is a small sketch of herbs, for that same word.

Page 35: the word "herbs"

Page 35: the word “herbs”

Unadorned, it resembles a sprig of berries and leaves. “Princess” gets its usual coronet, but nothing for “April.”

The second paragraph is much richer. The first illumination we encounter is for “wing”, and is a beautiful little gold to golden-brown wing – lovely, but with sparse detail. “Bird” is next, and we see a beautiful swift-like figure of a blue bird, smallish and also with little detail. A coroneted “Princess” appears again, this time with “April” illuminated with a small flock of birds. “Castle” gets a medium sized illumination of a small gray castle with an arched pick doorway to enter it and a furling red banner on its topmost tower. A few words later it appears again on a faraway hill in a small vignette portrait of the castle and its surrounding landscape. The whole image is framed in a scarlet border.

The third paragraph is also populated by a group of several small illuminations.”Sing” appears with a beautiful yellow bird singing out music not glyphs and directional rays of sound.

Page 35: the word "sing"

Page 35: the word “sing”

“Princess” appears yet again, but this time with a full queen’s crown instead of a princess’s coronet. That is followed by an image of a small tower topped by another furling banner; that is followed by a “bird” with a single gull-shaped silhouette. “Princess” appears at a final iteration, again with its trademark coronet.

The final two illuminations are of the familiar blue butterfly and curly yellow and cream feathers illuminating the word “feathers.”

Page 35: the word "feathers"

Page 35: the word “feathers”

Thusly, in a typical fashion, is the narrative furthered.


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Danny Garrett

About Danny Garrett

Danny Garrett, Digital Restoration Artist for "Princess April Morning-Glory" Danny Garrett is best known for his contributions to music ephemera of Austin, Texas, especially in its heady early days in the 1970s. His pen & ink poster portraiture advertising the latest shows were a must-have addition to any blues-lover who saw such greats as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and so many more at the legendary Antones nightclub.As computers came of age, Danny adapted and began working for digital game companies, later transitioning to teaching both traditional and digital art. While holding a tenured position at Auckland University of Technology in the Graphic Arts Dept., Danny developed digital techniques to restore Letitia’s artwork to its full glory, and render the previously unprintable pages, printable. Second only to Letitia, we would not finally be reading copies of Princess April Morning-Glory had Danny not graciously volunteered to take this project on.

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